Error 0x8007042B


The damaged and corrupted computer systems are dangerous to your data and software. Improper deletion of system file data, incomplete uninstallation of software, and hardware incompatibility are possible reasons behind the much discussed 0x8007042b error.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Provide Admin Privileges To Fix 0x8007042B

Your system might have failed to access/ modify important data from user files. Grant special permission to the Users folder so as to enable adequate file read/ write access permissions.

  1. Right-click on your Users folder.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Open Security tab.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Provide Full Control.
  7. Apply the changes.

Start Credential Manager Service

Go to the Services tool and ensure that the Credential Manager service is running in the background. It’ll repair error 0x8007042Bf.

  1. Open Start and type Services in it.
  2. Right-click on Services.
  3. Select Run as Administrator.
  4. In the Services window, search for Credential Manager service and stop it.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Open the Services tool again.
  7. Locate the Credential Manager service again, select Start.
  8. The Credential Manager service will start.
  9. Make sure you set the Startup Type to Automatic.
  10. Apply the changes, exit.
  11. Restart the computer. It should work fine.

Disable the Antivirus

Your Antivirus plays a critical role protecting your system against viruses, adware, and spyware. Sometimes it may detect a genuine software component as a thread.

  1. Open the Task Manager.
  2. Search and right-click on your Antivirus program.
  3. Select Quit or Exit option from the drop-down menu.

Stop Conflicting Apps

MSCONFIG refers to Microsoft System Configuration, a utility that enables users to control the startup components. Use it to troubleshoot problems belonging to the startup items.

  1. Press Windows Key + S.
  2. It opens the Search Box.
  3. Type MSConfig
  4. Press Enter.
  5. You have the System Configuration window.
  6. If you’re using an earlier Windows version, click the Services tab. Check-up the box labeled Hide all Microsoft services.
  7. Click Disable All.
  8. Open the Startup tab.
  9. Uncheck all the boxes and disable the programs.
  10. Restart the PC.

Update the OS

Obtain the critical updates from Microsoft. It might help you resolve technical glitches that might have resulted into error 0x8007042b.

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type Troubleshooting.
  3. Click Troubleshooting from the Search Results.
  4. Click System and Security | Windows Update.
  5. Click Advanced link label.
  6. Click Run as administrator.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Please be patience until the repair process is successful.

Restore your PC

Roll back your computer settings to a previous point in time.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type System Restore.
  3. Open Create a restore point.
  4. Click System Restore in the new dialog that opens.
  5. Click Next in the new wizard that opens.
  6. Select a restore point, click Next.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Remove Newly Installed Software

If you are experiencing issues after installation of the certain program,  try uninstalling such programs to cease the issue permanently.

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs | Programs, and Features.
  3. Click the Installed On column-head to rearrange the items.
  4. Right-click a recently installed software, select Uninstall.
  5. Follow the removal wizard, and then restart your PC.

Run the SFC

SFC stands for System File Checker. It is a utility specialized in identifying and recovering corrupt system files.

  1. Open Start.
  2. Type cmd or type Command Prompt
  3. Right-click on it.
  4. Select Run as administrator.
  5. It opens the Command Prompt window.
  6. Type SFC /SCANNOW
  7. Click Enter.

Update the Windows

Download and install critical system update to fix the 0x8007042B error.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Windows Update.
  3. Open Check for Updates.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Use Check Disk

Hard disk failure can be another cause. Diagnose the hard disk issues using the below command lines.

  1. Press Start button
  2. In the Search, type “cmd” (without quotes)
  3. Press Enter.
  4. It opens the Command Prompt.
  5. Type “chkdsk /r /f” (without quotes)
  6. Click Enter
  7. Reboot your PC.


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